The National Theatre of Brent tells the chaotic story of life on Earth. Stars Patrick Barlow and Jim Broadbent.
From May 1990.
The National Theatre of Brent's Iconic Icons
Episode 1 of 3
The multi award winning National Theatre of Brent Artistic Director Desmond Olivier Dingle and the entire acting company (Raymond Box) return, celebrating the living artists deemed by Desmond to be Iconic Icons.
The first iconic icon is the legendary singer, songwriter and artist Bob Dylan. Desmond and Raymond will trace his path from his humble beginnings as Robert Zimmerman in Hibbin, Minnesota, through journeying to bohemian New York, finding his inner voice and becoming the icon that is Bob Dylan.
Written by Patrick Barlow, with additional material by John Ramm, and performed by Patrick and John in front of an audience at the Bush Hall in London.
Desmond Olivier Dingle ..... Patrick Barlow
Raymond Box ..... John Ramm
Producer: Liz Anstee
A CPL Production for BBC Radio 4
National Theatre of Brent's Complete and Utter History of the Mona Lisa
By Patrick Barlow.
Celebrating the 500th anniversary of the painting by Leonardo da Vinci.
With Desmond Olivier Dingle starring as Leonardo da Vinci and his entire company, Raymond Box, as the Mona Lisa, it is believed that this is the very first time a historic work of art has actually been re-created on radio exactly as it would have been done at the time.
Giant Ladies That Changed the World - Omnibus
The National Theatre of Brent, aka Desmond Olivier Dingle and Raymond Box, present the entire epic struggle of the Suffragettes, or the Giant Ladies as they were also known
A brand new nativity story. Award-winning dramatist Patrick Barlow’s comedy drama tells the time-honoured nativity story in a fresh, compelling and unique way.
A magic star appears in the sky, a lonely village seamstress meets an anxious angel and a kindly donkey, two shepherds go on a dangerous mission, three bickering wise women bring news to a paranoid, psychotic king and a bolshie girl gives birth to a baby.
All feature as Patrick Barlow retells the Christmas story as we’ve never heard it told before.
Starring Jim Broadbent, Maggie Steed, Sophie Thompson, John Ramm and newcomers Robert Lennon and Nell Barlow.
All the joy and comfort of the Christmas story, with Patrick Barlow’s own special twist - funny, original, touching. This is something special for all the family in these uncertain times. Star Child offers love, hope and light in a world of darkness.
Based on an original play by Patrick Barlow, adapted by Patrick Barlow with Clemmie Reynolds.
God & Herod – Jim Broadbent
Gabriel, Innkeeper & Shem – John Ramm
Sara, Lilith & Angel – Maggie Steed
Mary & Shabnan – Nell Barlow
Joseph, Steward & Ham – Rob Lennon
Parsley, Sushila & Babbling Brook – Sophie Thompson
Children – Louie, Bonnie, Sonny, Noah & Beatrix Barlow